In pursuance of the Notification # 15-54 / A & C / 2019 / HEC / 691 dated Thursday the July 11 , 2019 , regarding transition from two – year BA / BSc Programs to Associate Degree Programs ; Phasing out of MA / MSc Programs , ( with extended timeline of March 31 , 2021 , due to Covid – 19 ) , most of the Higher Education Institutions ( HEIs ) transitioned to the Associate Degree regime . However , a few HEIs admitted students in the phased – out BA / BSc programs beyond the prescribed deadline . As a result , such degrees don’t hold the entitlement to claim recognition and attestation by the Higher Education Commission .
Foregoing in view and considering disruptions caused by the Covid – 19 pandemic , and to protect the educational career of the students enrolled in such programs , following approval of the Commission , one – time waiver is granted to the BA / BSc degree holders enrolled in the Academic Year 2019. Accordingly , the timeline for admissions in MA / MSc programs , on the basis of BA / BSc , is adjusted up till June 30 , 2022. The students having 14 years of education ( BA / BSc / Associate Degree or Equivalent ) can also take admission in 5th Semester of a relevant BS / equivalent degree program . To overcome the academic deficiencies of such students , bridging courses ( 15-18 credit hours ) may be decided and offered by the admitting university .